Events Plateau Community Facility Update

The Parks Trust and Central Milton Keynes Town Council have announced that they are ending their collaboration on a new £4.5m pavilion in Campbell Park, due to difficulties with the lease agreements. The proposed building, by award-winning architects Stanton Williams, was designed to accommodate a performance hall, meeting rooms and community facilities for the Town Council and a visitor information point, public toilets, and café for The Parks Trust.

Dr Rebecca Kurth, Chair of the Town Council, and David Foster, Chief Executive of The Parks Trust issued a joint statement saying, “It is disappointing that the original scheme will not be going ahead, but in the long term interests of local residents, as well as park visitors, we have decided to go our separate ways.”

The Town Council will now focus on developing a new community facility on a different site, near Campbell Park. Meanwhile The Parks Trust will explore what can be achieved at the city centre end of the park, where it will concentrate on providing a café, car park and facilities for visitors.